JCRC Statements, Comments, and Articles

Antisemitism and Violent Hatred on Facebook “Needs To Stop”

The Jewish Appeal to Facebook on Charlottesville Anniversary

Over 90 national, state and local Jewish organizations representing the Jewish community relations network are appealing to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to take action to stem the growth of antisemitism, racism, violent hatred and…

In Response to Vandalism at Richmond Historical Cemeteries

In Response to Vandalism at Richmond Historical Cemeteries

Earlier this week, four historic cemeteries were vandalized. Evergreen Cemetery, which contains the defaced gravesite of trailblazer Maggie Walker, East End Cemetery, Barton Heights Cemetery, and Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Cemetery…

Multiple Dimensions of Justice

Multiple Dimensions of Justice
(Published in the in August 2020 Issue of “The Reflector”)

Being an alumnus of Brandeis University, there are a number of things that have always impressed me about the school.  First, it’s founding in 1948 was the Jewish community’s response to the a…

Searching for Answers, Working for Justice

Searching for Answers, Working for Justice
(printed in the July 2020 Issue of “The Reflector”)

 

The unconscionable death of George Floyd in late May, and the subsequent protests over a deep and systemic racism in America have shaken our society like few events in recent memory.

We …

Statement on the Death of Mr. George Floyd and Institutional Racism

June 2, 2020

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond expresses our grief over the senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.  We stand with the Black community and all communities of color in mourning the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and cou…